May 18, 2009

Joyce Hamilton Henry, (407) 340-3550;; or

OCALA, Fla. – According to a report issued earlier this year by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida, Still Voteless and Voiceless in Florida: Florida’s Continuing Disenfranchisement Crisis, over one million Floridians are still barred from voting due to a past felony conviction. Several local organizations in central Florida are hosting a workshop on June 6, 2009 to assist individuals with restoring their civil rights.

Training for Civil Rights Restoration Volunteers to help others restore their
rights; Workshop to assist individuals with filling out the forms to restore their civil rights and to answer questions related to the rights restoration process.

Ocala Police Department Community Room
402 South Pine Ave., Ocala, FL 34475


African American Multicultural Association
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida
Benevolent Church of God
Eckerd Mentoring Program
Marion County NAACP
Marion County Voter’s League
The Sircle, Inc.

Training for Volunteers: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 10-11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: (407) 340-3550

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